The Best Indian Youngsters XI Of IPL 2020: Indian Premier League has always been touted as the talent finder, scouting young talents across the nation and preparing him for the next level of the sport.
India has benefitted hugely from this T20 extravaganza as it has found stars like Yuzvendra Chahal, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and several others who have gone on to star in the international canon.
Similarly, the current edition of the fray has highlighted a lot of youngsters who can make it massive in the international canon, if given proper training and guidance.
Let’s have a look at a team comprising eleven rising youngsters of IPL 2020:
IPL 2020 Youngsters’ XI Openers: Shubman Gill and Devdutt Padikkal
Gill has been one of the biggest hopes of Kolkata’s ailing batting line up, playing some exquisite strokes with brilliant timing in the middle. Not only has ha hammered the best bowlers of all, but his consistency is something that has drawn an eye towards it. He has racked up 152 runs from 4 games that have also seen him chasing the top contenders of the tournament.
Devdutt Padikkal has so far been in intimidating touch with 178 runs from 5 games. He has not only shown some exemplary mettle at the top of the order but his game-reading has been unparalleled.
3. Prithvi Shaw
Ideally, an opener, who can deal very well with the new ball, can be a good choice for the number three spot. He has dominated the proceedings with some brilliant knocks and has not hesitated in freeing his arms even when his team seemed to be in the ordeal.
He has managed to score 179 runs from 5 games which is nothing short of fantastic for a youngster.
4. Ishan Kishan
Starting his IPL 2020 with a rock-solid 99 that saw Mumbai almost home in a high-scoring thriller, Ishan Kishan has already left an impressive mark in the tournament. He has managed 158 runs from 4 games so far and has now proven to be the answer of the middle-order conundrum for Mumbai.
One of the budding wicket-keeping batsmen, Kishan is an extremely hard-hitter of the ball and loves to target the ropes.
5. Priyam Garg
Though his numbers aren’t substantial as one would expect it to be, his crucial knock under pressure left Chennai stunned. The most important part of the innings was the way he uniformly disseminated his strokes all over the park.
He has shown glimpses of brilliance but has struggled miserably against the short balls. However, considering his nerves of steel, he will be an important member of this squad.
6. Shivam Dube
Though he has already played for India, he is still to mature in terms of honing himself into a proper all-rounder.
He does have the signs of a star in the making but the lack of experience has bogged him down considerably.
Also, the position in which he bats makes it a wee bit difficult for him to play his natural game. Despite all the odds stacked up against him, he has still managed to shine for Bangalore.
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7. Rahul Chahar
Chahar has stunned everyone with some mysterious bowling spells that have even left the best bedazzled. With 7 wickets from 6 games under his belt, he is a game-changer and can change the fortunes of a match in dire straits.
He is also a good batsman and can do some serious damage with the bat if he gets going.
8. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
The young fast bowler finally made his IPL debut after years of injuries and frustration. He was an instant hit, generating speeds of 145 plus kays right since his introduction.
He has so far managed to claim three wickets in the tournament. He has been extraordinary with the pace and the movement and can turn out to be a vital cog in KKR’s plans.
9. Ravi Bishnoi
The young spinner has shown considerable promise, claiming 4 wickets in the tournament. He has weaved magic with those late cutters and the wrong ones.
Under the chaperonage of Anil Kumble, he will be eager to learn more skills that will see him become a big name in the offing. He is going to be the attacking bowling option of the Youngsters XI of IPL 2020.
10. Shivam Mavi
The young fast bowler has been absolutely brilliant in KKR’s showdowns until now that has seen him chronicle some magical spells and scalp 4 wickets.
He has some fiery pace up his sleeves that leave the batsmen grappling with uncertainty. He will be an imperative name in the ranks of this team.
11. Shreyas Gopal
Despite his team failing to impress, he has come out with flying colors, claiming 4 wickets from 5 matches.
He is a very capricious spinner to deal with and makes life difficult for the batsmen on the surfaces of UAE. He has mixed his pace well which makes it even better for the youngster.